Eagle Creek

Location Name: 
Eagle Creek
Date and time of observation: 
Mon, 02/22/2021 - 12:00
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Rapid warming

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From Twin Lakes we toured up and over Sawmill Ridge to Eagle Peak today. Weather was mostly sunny and quite warm with calm to light winds, except on exposed ridges above 11k ft, where winds were moderate out of the SE. We encountered a mix of relatively pleasant skiing conditions today. Southerlies had a solid corn cycle at all elevations, but did approach mashed potatoes at lower elevations in the afternoon. Northerlies near and below treeline had dry snow in the morning but in the afternoon snow surfaces not protected by shade had warmed up and resulted in gloppy skinning and occasionally grabby skiing conditions. Snow surfaces on all aspects above 11k ft, and at some lower elevation wind exposed areas are heavily wind effected with a mix of wind board and hard sastrugi. We observed a couple of very small natural wet loose avalanches off of rocks on NE aspects below 10k ft just after 9 am. These were confined to the fresh surface snow. It would have been possible to trigger small wet loose avalanches on steep southerly aspects at middle and lower elevations today. 

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